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Secure Collaboration for Mobile Emergency Responders

During the past several months we have witnessesed a number of disaster and emergency response crises around the world including:

  • Tornados in Alabama
  • Earthquake and tsunami in Japan
  • Earthquakes in China and New Zealand
  • Floods in Australia and Brazil
  • Gas pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno California
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    When major disasters and emergencies occur, response organizations and government public safety agencies  require immediate communications support to save lives, establish relief operations and provide ongoing assistance in affected communities.  

    IP-based secure communications provides flexible capabilities for mobile emergency responders including Cisco TacOps.

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    Telepresence Launches Australian Students into Space

    May 18, 2011 at 9:03 am PST

    You heard it here first: a new space race has begun. Alright, maybe it’s more accurate to say it very well could begin, thanks to Australia’s new Pathways to Space program.

    Hosted by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the initiative aims to enhance Australia’s engineering and science education. Pathways to Space gives secondary school students the chance to develop space robotics and search for life on Mars. And, with telepresence, even students living deep in the outback can participate.

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    Far From Home But Not So Far From Cisco

    May 17, 2011 at 9:36 am PST

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    The Federal Government and IPv6 World Day

    May 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm PST

    As you may know, June 8th is going to be an important day for the Internet!

    It is World IPv6 Day : http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/

    This day for 24 hours, most of the majors content providers will enable IPv6 on their front door.

    www.cisco.com is going to be one of these web sites that will be reachable on IPv6 Internet, among 100’s of others globally, including  Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, Akamai and many more. You can see the complete list of participants here.

    Notably, many of the Federal Government Agencies are also participating such as:

    National Library of Medicine

    www.nlm.nih.gov

    United States Federal Aviation Administration

    www.faa.gov

    National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    www.ntia.doc.gov

    United States Office of Personnel Management

    buffalo.feb.gov
    sanantonio.feb.gov
    newmexico.feb.gov
    cincinnati.feb.gov
    minnesota.feb.gov
    pittsburgh.feb.gov
    detroit.feb.gov
    philadelphia.feb.gov
    houston.feb.gov
    newark.feb.gov
    www.lmrcouncil.gov
    www.pmf.gov
    www.usalearning.gov

    National Technical Information Service

    www.ntis.gov

    United States Census Bureau

    www.census.gov

    ISACA

    www.isaca.org
    www.itgi.org
    www.takinggovernanceforward.org

    US Department of Veterans Affairs

    www.va.gov

    Cisco has been very much leading the industry through this transition. The TAC (technical Assistance Center) and the service organization will support both the planning phase of World IPv6 Day, as well as providing customer support.

    Government has been at the forefront of  IPv6, and should continue to take the lead on this effort.  Please read our whitepaper on the subject (you have to register) and check out our Federal IPv6 Site.

    And I’ll make this offer -- any Government Agency that would like to participate in World IPv6 Day but needs a little help through the transition, please write me directly and we’ll get you lots of help.

    

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    ISR Gen2 Routers Earn Multiple Government Security Certifications

    May 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm PST

    Cisco was recently awarded three separate government cryptographic validations in network routing for 12 of its newest Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.

    The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich mediacollaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings.

    The newly validated FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Cryptographic validated products include:

    For further information on Cisco’s commitment to Government Certifications, please visit our Website or participate in our social networking communities on “Facebook” or “Twitter”.

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